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Becoming an adult attachment-focused therapist

becoming an adult attachment focused therapist

The theory of attachment clearly describes attachment as a lifelong phenomenon. For adults, early attachment experiences continue to impact adult relationships and self-perception. Yet most therapy for adults has not incorporated an understanding of attachment nor based therapeutic interventions on attachment principles.

This training will present a model of therapy that will shift your theoretical framework to that of attachment-focused therapy. As the therapist, you will develop awareness of your own attachment style and its importance in the reparative process of therapy.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize adult attachment categories
  • Assess adult attachment using patterns of behaviour and a modified form of the adult attachment interview
  • Use attachment as a paradigm for understanding mental health diagnoses
  • Recognize the adult brain and attachment
  • Use the model of attachment-focused therapy for adults
  • Make attachment the paradigm for therapeutic change

Participants will have the option to purchase Annette Kussin’s book, It’s Attachment: A New Way of Understanding Yourself and Your Relationships (2020) for a discounted price!